Crossover Stories - Judit K


Crossover Stories

JUDIT K

STORY

Location: Budapest, Hungary   |   Role: Java Chief Architect, Optiva

Judit and her husband Gergo might be the only (known) married couple both working for Crossover, and they actually work in the same team with our client Optiva! For Judit, Crossover enabled her to gain professional opportunities immediately after her maternity leave. Her life has changed for the better since working at Crossover: “With this opportunity to work remotely and earn this salary (over 2x my last salary), my husband and I can afford to hire a full-time babysitter to help me with the kids and the household while I am working.””

 
 
THE INTERVIEW

Has your compensation at Crossover impacted your lifestyle in any meaningful way?

My husband has been at Crossover for more than one and a half years; I started this March.

I skipped a couple of professional years due to maternity leave. To be honest I did not plan to start working so soon.  So what made me change my mind?

I was at an event with my friends, chatting about life.  My husband’s childhood friend, Hambi, had always joked about being a “house servant” for us.  He asked me “Why don't you apply to work at Crossover like your husband? You could afford to pay me and I'd take care of the household and would do babysitting for you."  So I applied, and here I am, working as a Java Chief Software Architect at Crossover.

This has meant huge implications in my family’s life.  I can focus on work, kids and hobbies, with no household duties at all. Hambi and his girlfriend take care of everything around the house, take the kids to kindergarten and to extra classes. We need help, as the kids are little (2 and 4 years) and our son has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Crossover truly helped us acquire our dream house and dream car which made our life even more like a dream. We have time and room for our kids and hobbies (pets, gardening, sports). I feel really lucky.

 
 

In what ways have you grown professionally during your time at Crossover?

I skipped a couple of years of work due to maternity leave, so I had (and still have) a lot to catch up and learn. Despite the fact that my team and I are mostly working with legacy applications, the atmosphere and efforts are always looking ahead.

 
 
 
 
 
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